I have been reading about solutions that track your computer in case of missing. Since I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, the best option would be prey for me, but I'm open to other suggestions.
The question is not about WHICH one, it's about WHETHER they work. I have a password to login into my user account. How would you make your laptop secure against theft, both the hardware and data, and make it recoverable?
The way I see it, I can either protect my information (encrypted home partition with login password) OR attempt to recover my laptop (geolocation, wifi, webcap pictures etc), but each option excludes the other.
Is there any other option that you know?